I'm quite new to hanging, but not to tarp camping. My wife and I have Hennessy Ultralight Backpackers, but haven't used them on the trail yet.
Has anyone actually been able to use the stock HULB tarp in REAL rain with wind??? Seems almost impossible to me. But, if so, would you mind sharing your thoughts and methods, perhaps suspension angles (a 'tighter' hang, with less than 30deg lowers the tarp, I noticed, but strains the ridge line...).
The stock tarp seems pretty small, particularly on the short asym sides-- seems nearly impossible to get enough coverage in those spots that even gently blowing rain wouldn't pass the edge and collect in the hammock top, particularly if the hang uses the suggested 30deg angle, which puts the stock tarp quite a ways above the hammock, creating a large space for even gently angled rain.
While I already have JRB 8x8 replacements, and am aware of rigging the tarp separately and all the benefits of that, I like the idea of the stock Hennessy tarp rig, where the tarp attaches to the main suspension directly, not to mention the slight weight savings of the smaller tarp.
I'm particularly concerned because of the need to keep the down insulation dry.